When two good things come together, great things happen.

Clearfield® wheat features top yielding genetics from high-performance varieties to help you grow the cleanest wheat. And with Altitude® FX 3 herbicide - specifically designed for use with the Clearfield Production System for wheat – control of grass and broadleaf weeds has reached new heights.

Weed Management

Cleaner fields give better yields. Clearfield wheat herbicides provide a wide range of options to provide you with the best choice for your specific weed pressure. See application rate with tank-mix partner.


Weed Type Altitude FX 3 + MCPA Altitude FX 3 + 2,4-D Altitude FX 3 + Curtail M
Barnyard grass Control Control Control
Foxtail (green, yellow) Control Control Control
Japanese brome grass Suppression Suppression Suppression
Persian darnel Control Control Control
Volunteer cereals3 Control Control Control
Wild oats Control Control Control


Weed Type Altitude FX 3 + MCPA Altitude FX 3 + 2,4-D Altitude FX 3 + Curtail M
Canada Thistle4 - Suppression Control
Chickweed Control Control Suppression
Cleavers1 Control Control Control
Cow cockle Control Control Control
Dandelion4 - Control Control
Green smartweed Control Control Control
Hemp-nettle Control Suppression Suppression
Kochia1 Control Control Control
Lamb's quarters Control Control Control
Perennial sow thistle - Suppression Control
Redroot pigweed Control Control Control
Round-leaved mallow Suppression Control Suppression
Russian thistle Suppression Control Suppression
Shepherd's-purse Control Control Control
Sow thistle - Supression Control
Stinkweed Control Control Control
Stork's-bill Suppression Control Suppression
Volunteer canola2 Control Control Control
Volunteer flax Control Control Control
Wild buckwheat Control Control Control
Wild Mustard Control Control Control

1 Control of Group 2-resistant biotypes
2 Volunteer canola varieties only.
3 Barley, canary seed, oats, durum, non-Clearfield wheat.
4 Top growth control of established perennial weeds

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A great crop starts with great genetics. Clearfield wheat delivers top yielding varieties along with the best weed control from Altitude® FX 3 to provide you with the cleanest fields possible.

Contact your retailer to get more information on these varieties.

Proven Seeds – Nutrien
  • CDC Abound

Common Questions

Are Clearfield wheat varieties Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO)?

No. All registered or soon-to-be registered Clearfield wheat varieties were developed using traditional plant breeding methods. Therefore, Clearfield crops are treated as non-GMO, conventional crops and are approved for export worldwide.

How do I control volunteer Clearfield wheat?

There are many options available to control volunteer Clearfield wheat, including tillage and herbicides. For herbicides, glyphosate is an important and cost-effective tool that will control volunteer Clearfield wheat. In-crop herbicide applications for pulse and oilseed crops include products like Odyssey® Ultra, Equinox® EC and Poast® Ultra.

What is the Clearfield Production System?

Clearfield® is a crop production system combining specific herbicides and seeds from crop varieties that have been traditionally bred for herbicide tolerance and high yields.

The available Clearfield herbicide Altitude® FX 3 allows growers to customize weed control for pressures specific to their crops while maintaining sustainability in resistance management plans.

What can be grown after using Clearfield herbicides for wheat?

After applying Altitude® FX 3, the following crops can all be safely seeded:

3 months after application
  • Winter Wheat
1 year after application
  • Canary seed
  • Canola
  • Chickpeas
  • Dry beans
  • Durum wheat
  • Field peas
  • Field corn
  • Flax
  • Lentils (incl. Clearfield lentils)
  • Spring wheat (incl. Clearfield wheat)
  • Spring barley
  • Sunflowers (incl. Clearfield sunflowers)
  • Tame oats
2 years after application
  • Mustard (condiment type only)

What are the benefits of the Clearfield Production System for Wheat?

When you grow Clearfield wheat, you get the power of herbicide-tolerant weed control, combined with the unsurpassed broad-spectrum weed control of herbicides such as Altitude® FX 3. There is no better way to grow clean wheat on any field in any rotation.

Clearfield wheat allows you to:
  • Grow wheat after any crop, including barley
  • Control Group 1-resistant grasses
  • Manage uncertain or heavy weed pressure situations
  • Control tough weeds such as Cleavers, Chickweed, Hemp-nettle, Buckwheat and Kochia – including Group 2 resistant kochia

What are the requirements to grow Clearfield varieties?

Beginning in the 2015 growing season, BASF has simplified the Clearfield Commitment process with a new evergreen Clearfield Commitment. By signing the new evergreen Clearfield Commitment growers will need to sign only once and will not be required to sign again in the future. Similar to previous years, growers must sign and have the Commitments submitted by July 9, 2020.


Overview of the Clearfield® Commitment for wheat.

The Clearfield Commitment, an agreement between the grower and BASF, is an important part of growing Clearfield wheat. Not only does it serve as a licence allowing the grower to access the benefits of the Clearfield trait, it also preserves the integrity of the Clearfield trait, delivering the same level of germination and vigour you’ve come to expect from the Clearfield system.

Details of the evergreen Clearfield Commitment for wheat.

Dedicated to improving its processes, BASF updated the Clearfield Commitment to an evergreen Commitment in 2015. That means growers who signed a Commitment in 2015 - 2019 will not be required to sign again. However, growers who did not purchase Clearfield wheat in the listed years will need to sign a Commitment for the 2020 season.

  • Sales period for Clearfield wheat and registered chemistry is October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020
  • Deadline for submitting the Clearfield Commitment form is July 9, 2020

The benefits of the Clearfield Production System for wheat.

  • Access and use Clearfield trait technology
  • Access high-performing varieties and innovative chemistry, tailoring solutions to your fields
  • BASF Ag Product Assurance and technical support for the Clearfield Production System
  • Get exclusive offers from our BASF Ag Rewards Program

Four ways to register and/or sign a Commitment.

  • Via the Secure Grower Website at You will require your unique username and password
  • With a Clearfield wheat retailer
  • With your BASF Sales Representative
  • Call BASF Ag Solutions Customer Care at 1-877-371-BASF (2273)

Clearfield-Confirm Testing

Prior to using your own farm-saved seed or selling it to others, you must first have it Clearfield-Confirm® tested to ensure it has not been contaminated with non-Clearfield seed. This test is free for the 2020 growing season.

For more information on the Clearfield Commitment for wheat, contact your BASF Sales Representative or call BASF Ag Solutions Customer Care at 1-877-371-BASF (2273).

Tradition, meet innovation.

Canadian cereals are recognized globally for their quality and strict grading standards. But it takes a season-long approach to continue the tradition of growing the world’s best cereals. See how our innovative portfolio can help you establish a stronger, healthier crop, while managing weeds and diseases all through the season.

Application Timing

Be sure to consult your BASF retailer before you apply.

Staging graphics depicted here are for quick reference only. Refer to individual product pages and product labels for detailed staging information.

1 Registered for use on Clearfield wheat varieties only.
2 AgCelence® benefits are obtained with Twinline® and Nexicor fungicide application at flag-leaf. While Twinline or Nexicor can be applied between stem elongation and early head emergence (GS 31‑55), research suggests that applying at flag-leaf (GS 37‑39) helps maximize yield potential in cereals.
3 Apply at the hard dough stage with less than 30% moisture. A thumbnail impression should remain on seed.


Clearfield Wheat

Bred for high-performance genetics, each variety offers desirable agronomic characteristics, including early maturity, short stature, good standability and resistance to fusarium head blight. It’s also the only wheat system that controls volunteer barley and cereal off-types.

Seed Treatment

Insure Cereal

Delivers the most complete control of seed- and soil-borne diseases caused by fusarium, while protecting against cochliobolus, pythium, smuts and bunts. Plus, AgCelence® benefits1 result in more consistent germination and emergence, even under cold conditions.2

1 AgCelence benefits refer to products that contain the active ingredient pyraclostrobin.

2 All comparisons are to untreated unless otherwise stated.

Insure Cereal FX4

A new formulation for reduced viscosity and optimized usability, along with Xemium® for unique translocation and mobility characteristics. It provides four modes of effective action for a new standard of broad-spectrum protection against seed- and soil-borne diseases. The benefits1 of AgCelence® and broad-spectrum protection you expect with Insure® Cereal get even stronger.

1 AgCelence benefits refer to products that contain the active ingredient pyraclostrobin.


Altitude FX 2

Designed exclusively for in-crop use on Clearfield® wheat, Altitude FX® 2 herbicide delivers multiple modes of action for high-level control of grasses, including volunteer barley and Group 1-resistant wild oats. Select your choice of tank-mix partner for broadleaf-weed control customized to your fields. 

Heat LQ (pre-seed)

Applied with glyphosate at pre-seed or pre-emergence, this Group 14 herbicide delivers fast, complete burndown of tough broadleaf weeds, including Group 2- and glyphosate-resistant biotypes. See results in as few as 3 to 5 days.

Altitude FX 3

Altitude FX 3 herbicide is the best weed control for the Clearfield® Production System for wheat, with added flexibility.



With multiple modes of action and the benefits1 of AgCelence, Twinline® fungicide delivers control of the toughest leaf diseases. Benefit from results that lead to a larger, greener flag leaf for increased grain fill and yield potential.2

1 AgCelence benefits refer to products that contain the active ingredient pyraclostrobin.

2 All comparisons are to untreated, unless otherwise stated.


Caramba® fungicide offers proven, preventative protection against fusarium head blight and other late-season diseases. Reduce deoxynivalenol (DON/VOMI) contamination, while preserving your crop’s grade and quality.


With three modes of action and the proven benefits1 of AgCelence®, research has shown that Nexicor fungicide leads to more consistent and continuous control of leaf diseases, plus results that maximize yield potential in cereals.2

1 AgCelence benefits refer to products that contain the active ingredient pyraclostrobin.

2 All comparisons are to untreated, unless otherwise stated.